Free Radical, the developers of the original Goldeneye 007 and Timesplitters have confirmed earlier reports that their Nottingham Based studio has officially shut down.

The CEO of Tiga, the company that owns Free Radical has said:

"Richard Wilson, CEO of Tiga, said: “On behalf of all Tiga members, I would like to say how sorry the whole industry is to hear of the fate of Free Radical Design. The studio has employed some very talented teams developing first class games over the years. Free Radical Design has also been a member of Tiga and a strong supporter of our trade association. I would like to congratulate everyone at the studio for their past achievements and I wish everyone good fortune in finding a new job as quickly as possible. Free Radical Design’s demise highlights the difficult economic environment in which UK games developers do business."

¤¤¤¤ing idiotic One of my fav devs I was looking forward to Time splitters 4